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Maddog’s NFL Mock Draft 1.0
I’ve had a few weeks to digest what I witnessed in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl and let my thoughts marinate like a nice juicy steak. My Angle of Pursuit podcast partner in crime Kyle Robert accompanied me for the trip and we spent the week fully immersed in the atmosphere that surrounds one of the biggest stages for player evaluation, second only to the NFL Combine. There was a lot of buzz coming into the event on certain players and none bigger than Carson Wentz. While most scouts will agree that he did enough to back up the hype by displaying his strong arm, he certainly has some work to do on his footwork and accuracy. Wentz definitely stood out with his big frame and nice velocity on passes. I think the need may outweigh the talent in Wentz’s situation since there are so many quarterback needy NFL teams.
We’re still in the early stages of the whole draft process with free agency and the NFL Combine on the horizon. With that being said I came up with this NFL mock draft by combining the following ingredients; team needs, draft position, coaching personnel, and most importantly player evaluations. The player evaluations are a combination of my own and other experts in the industry. I keep my ear close to the ground and it helps create my best educated guess of how the 2016 NFL draft will play out.
1) Tennessee Titans- Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
It’s easy to make the argument for Laremy Tunsil as the top overall selection this year’s draft to help protect the Titans franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota. It makes sense and we can’t count out the possibility of the Titans trading away this pick and moving down. My thought process is that after the loss of Michael Griffin the Titans brass have to realize they need a building block to anchor their defense around. That guy should be Ohio State All-American defensive end Joey Bosa. Bosa is one of the premier defensive linemen available this year and would bring a physical, hard-nosed presence to pair with All-Pro defensive end Jurrell Casey.
2) Cleveland Browns- Jared Goff QB California
Maybe just maybe this is the year the Browns get it right and select their franchise quarterback after wasting a 1st round pick on Johnny Football in 2014. We’ve seen the Browns swing and miss time and time again at the quarterback position but it’s still their most glaring need and one that clearly needs to be addressed. While Carson Wentz also could be their guy I view Goff as the more polished, NFL-ready prospect as do the majority of top NFL scouts. Goff possesses all the physical tools to be an NFL starter and has enough velocity to make throws against the lake effect winds that make playing in Cleveland such a challenge.
3) San Diego Chargers- Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
The Chargers are a hard team to project with all of their current team needs. Philip Rivers is no spring chicken but still possesses all the skills necessary to win big games in addition to his top-notch leadership skills. Having said that Rivers can’t do it all himself, well maybe he can as evidenced by his league-leading 661 pass attempts and 437 completions in 2015. My point is that he desperately needs time in the pocket to deliver the ball accurately down the field to his top targets Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates. The Chargers are expected to change things up scheme-wise starting up front with offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt returning to San Diego, along with the addition of new offensive line coach Jeff Davidson. I believe this will in turn led to more running and a focus on good blocking up front which has been a major weakness for the Chargers. San Diego averaged a league-worst 3.46 yards per carry last season. Selecting Laremy Tunsil would allow the Chargers to pair him with King Dunlap, in addition to Orlando Franklin, and D.J. Fluker. This would create a young nucleus on the offensive line but one capable of supporting an effective ground game while buying Rivers a few more years in the league.
4) Dallas Cowboys- Ezekiel Elliot RB Ohio State
Over the past few years we have a witnessed the devaluation of the running back position in terms of perceived value which has become a reality on Draft Day. Last year there were only three running backs selected in the top 50 picks. This has become a common trend but running backs like Todd Gurley don’t grow on trees and the Dallas Cowboys know that. I fully expect the Cowboys to go get the best running back available in this year’s draft class assuming they don’t land a big name free agent workhorse back like Matt Forte, Lamar Miller or Doug Martin. “Zeke” as he has been coined is a complete back with all the traits that an NFL front office and coaches look for. He has ideal size, quickness and toughness for the position. On inside runs, he has excellent vision, balance and power. It will be hard for the Cowboys to pass up such a dynamic playmaker and one who can make an immediate impact at the next level.
5) Jacksonville Jaguars- Noah Spence DE/OLB Eastern Kentucky
There might not be a more polarizing player in this year’s draft than Noah Spence. The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team loaded with offensive weapons but on the flip side they could use a lot of help on the defensive side of the football. Last year we witnessed them select Dante Fowler with the third overall pick but unfortunately he was lost for the season early in camp with a devastating ACL injury. The Jags would be smart to pair Fowler with Noah Spence who is arguably the best edge rusher available in this year’s draft. He comes with a lot of risk baked in considering the off the field issues but if he performs well at the NFL Combine and interviews well, he’s locked in as a top 10 pick. Spence is an outstanding pass rusher who wins with a rare combination of speed and power moves. One thing is for sure with Spence and you can bet the house that he’s going earn his paycheck on Sundays with his hand in the dirt rushing the passer, think Elvis Dumervil with way more long-term upside.
6) Baltimore Ravens- Jalen Ramsey CB/S Florida
The Baltimore Ravens secondary is in shambles and they desperately need to draft a playmaker that can make an immediate impact. Typically you don’t see safeties go this high in the draft but Ramsey is the exception to the rule. He is the best available at his position and with the NFL turning into a pass-heavy league elite versatile defenders who can play the safety position, slot corner, and nickel are highly coveted. Ramsey is one hell of an athlete who wins with his above average speed, incredible leaping ability, and his very keen football instincts.
7) San Francisco 49ers- Myles Jack LB UCLA
The San Francisco 49ers defense have lost a lot of playmakers in the past couple years with guys like Patrick Willis, Chris Borland, and Justin Smith. They’re in full rebuilding mode and need to supplement these major losses while giving NaVorro Bowman some support up the middle. A lot of scouts consider Myles Jack to be the best linebacker available due to his unique skill set. Jack is outstanding in coverage and a versatile player who rushed the edge, played safety, and middle linebacker while at UCLA. He projects as a weak-side inside linebacker or “Will” linebacker but can be moved around. You can be sure that the 49ers scouts and coaches have witnessed his unbelievable talent playing three years at UCLA.
8) Miami Dolphins- DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
I think Mike Mayock hit the nail on the head when he said that this year’s draft class will be headlined by the defensive line prospects. At the Senior Bowl Mayock predicted that as many as 10 defensive linemen could be selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Miami Dolphins desperately need to upgrade their defensive line after signing Ndamukong Suh this past offseason in free agency and especially if they are unable to retain Olivier Vernon. They missed on Dion Jordan and Cameron Wake has battled injuries in recent years. Buckner is as well-rounded as any rookie at his position and comes with four years of starting experience for the Oregon Ducks. Buckner can hold his own while defending the run and is very active against the pass, using a strong bull rush to wreak havoc against blockers. Buckner is a tremendous athlete with a very high ceiling at the next level.
9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
It’s no secret that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need help defending the run and also in the pass rush area, both of which Shaq Lawson can offer immediate help. With so many viable edge rushers available the options are endless. My best guess is the Bucs will take the best player available off the edge assuming Bosa and Spence are off the board, making Lawson an excellent target. Lawson finally got a chance to start in 2015, making the most of it constantly exploding into the backfield to finish among the nation’s leaders in tackles for loss (25.5) and sacks (12.5). Lawson’s frame and game are easily translatable to the NFL making him worthy of a top 10 selection.
10) New York Giants- Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame
The Giants are also a team with a lot of glaring needs but none more pressing than the linebacker position after the retirement of Jon Beason. Jaylon Smith suffered a gruesome knee injury during the Fiesta Bowl tearing both his ACL and LCL against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Similar to Todd Gurley last year this injury will drop him down a few pegs on most draft boards but his talent is undeniable. In his three-year career at Notre Dame Smith started in all 39 games he played proving how durable he is. Smith is a special athlete who possesses great closing speed and excellent football instincts. It’s a shame that he got hurt because if he was healthy he’d most likely be the first linebacker selected. Having said that he’s way too talented for a team like the Giants to pass up in the first round, given his pedigree. Smith drew the ultimate compliment from Notre Dame Head coach Brian Kelly when he called him “the best player he’s ever coached.”
11) Chicago Bears- Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
The Bears have a big hole in the middle of their defensive line and as I touched on earlier this is the year of the defensive linemen. While it wouldn’t shock me to see the Bears draft a linebacker like say Reggie Ragland or Myles Jack if they’re available, I’m betting Rankins is their guy. The Bears missed out on Aaron Donald a couple of years ago and I know that left a sour taste in their mouth. Rankins is very similar to Donald in terms of size (6’1” 305 lbs), explosiveness, and pass-rush ability. Donald set the standard for smaller-sized defensive linemen at the Senior Bowl a couple of years ago and Rankins followed his blueprint by putting on a clinic this year in Mobile. Rankins dominated practices displaying his explosiveness by utilizing elite footwork, hands, and leverage to generate a nice bull rush. He was constantly beating blockers and pushing centers and guards back. Rankins draft stock is on the rise and with a good showing at the NFL Combine I like his chances of being a top 15 pick just like Aaron Donald was in 2014.
12) New Orleans Saints- LaQuon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
The New Orleans Saints are in dire need of a complement in the passing game to Brandin Cooks. I’m not taking anything away from Cooks but its lot easier for opposing defenses to scheme against him when the Saints are void of any reliable secondary pass-catching options for Drew Brees. The easy solution to this problem is for the Saints to select this year’s version of Amari Cooper. If Treadwell is still available at this spot, he’s got to be the best player available and would fit right in on a team that is built around the passing game. At 6’2”, 210 pounds Treadwell should have no problems matching up with bigger and more physical NFL corners. He’s doesn’t possess track speed but is fast enough to gain separation from DB’s while utilizing his long body and soft hands to high point the ball. Treadwell has drawn some DeAndre Hopkins comps in terms of ball-skills and could develop into a great vertical threat at the next level.
13) Philadelphia Eagles- Corey Coleman WR Baylor
The Eagles have similar team needs to the Saints after losing Jeremy Maclin to the Chiefs via free agency this past year. While the quarterback position is still a question mark Sam Bradford has proven to be a serviceable starter when he’s on the field. Jordan Matthews finished the season strong but I’m not convinced that the Eagles new coaching staff is sold on him long-term as their No. 1 wide receiver. He’s best suited in the slot as a possession receiver as opposed to a vertical threat playing on the outside. That’s where Corey Coleman could give them a major boost. Coleman won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver in 2015, along with unanimous All-American and first-team all-conference honors, leading the country with 20 touchdown receptions (74-1,363 receiving for the year). What sets him apart from other wide outs in his class is his ability to separate from his defenders by utilizing blazing speed off the line, thus creating big plays. His athleticism is off the charts and his explosive leaping ability allows him to win the majority of 50/50 balls thrown his direction. I expect him to standout at the Combine further cementing him as a top 15 selection come April.
14) Oakland Raiders- Reggie Ragland LB Alabama
Reggie Ragland didn’t blow anyone away with his performance at the Senior Bowl but that’s most likely because he decided he wanted to play out of position at outside linebacker and came in at least 10 pounds overweight. Ragland doesn’t possess the blazing speed or strength in his upper body (yet) to excel off the edge as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He will earn his paycheck at the next level playing inside linebacker. His specialty is playing up the middle and stopping the run which he did very well at Alabama. Ragland is a well-coached player learning under Nick Saban’s wing and following the likes of fellow Crimson Tide stud linebackers C.J. Mosley and Dont’a Hightower. Ragland is just the type of physical player that the Raiders brass will look to target. Ragland can come right in and take over for Curtis Lofton and be a starter from day one. Make no mistake Ragland interviewed well in Mobile and checks all the boxes in terms of athleticism. A strong performance at the Combine could move him even further up draft boards.
15) Los Angeles Rams- Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State
The Rams join the Browns as the two most likely teams to draft a quarterback in the first round this year. Wentz owns a cannon for an arm to go along with the prototypical size for an NFL quarterback at 6’5” and 235 pounds. Wentz has all the tools to become an effective NFL starter even though he’s a small school FCS prospect from North Dakota State. Wentz played in a pro-style offense and finished his collegiate career with 42 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions. Carson interviewed well at the Senior Bowl and stressed to the media how strongly he felt that he was mentally ready for the jump to the NFL. He’s also a proven team leader and winner which is just the type of player the Rams need under center. While you could make the argument for Paxton Lynch in this spot most scouts feel Wentz is more NFL ready at this point in his career.
16) Detroit Lions- Josh Doctson WR TCU
The Detroit Lions should find out before the draft if Calvin Johnson is retiring or not. All signs seem to point to Megatron hanging them up which means the Lions will need to draft an heir to the throne in the Motor City. Golden Tate is a great wide receiver but the Lions know he’s a better WR2 than WR1. Assuming Treadwell and Coleman are off the board the next best receiver on draft boards should be Josh Doctson. He only played in 11 games in 2015 but still finished the season with a school-record 79 catches for 1,337 yards and 14 scores. Doctson has the size at 6’3” and 195 pounds to become a big time playmaker in the NFL. He runs great vertical routes and possesses strong hands to win contested jump balls against physical defensive backs. This trait should fit well in Jim Bob Cooter’s playbook and instantly make him Matthew Stafford’s favorite vertical target.
17) Atlanta Falcons- Braxton Miller WR Ohio State
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of Roddy White in Atlanta. Julio Jones is one of the best wide outs in the NFL but with a declining White the Falcons need to think about their future now. Braxton Miller turned plenty of heads while attending the Senior Bowl but let’s not forget that he is still very raw. Miller converted from quarterback to wide receiver following his shoulder injury in August of 2014. Braxton is still learning the nuances of playing the wide receiver position but his elite speed and quickness is going to make him hard to cover. He’s got a comparable skill set to Randall Cobb but he’s nowhere close to as polished as he was coming out of Kentucky. I’ve also heard some of his doubters claim that he’s at best, the next Tavon Austin. Either way he’s an electric player who understands where he needs to be on the field to help his quarterback. Atlanta would be an ideal landing spot where he would be allowed to develop at his pace with very little pressure on him to perform early in his career.
18) Indianapolis Colts- Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
If the Colts learned anything from last year’s nightmare season it was that Andrew Luck needs much better protection or he’s going to continue to absorb big hits thus leading to injuries. It all starts up front with the offensive line and the Colts will make this position their top priority to address in the draft. The Colts shouldn’t have to venture very far (South Bend) to find their guy if Ronnie Stanley is still on the board. Stanley was well coached at Notre Dame and is NFL-ready at either tackle position. It’s not often that offensive linemen come around with Stanley’s versatility in both the run and pass game.
19) Buffalo Bills- Jason Spriggs OT Indiana
The Buffalo Bills also have a glaring need at offensive tackle. I’m going to stay in the heartland and predict the Bills take Jason Spriggs with this pick. While in Mobile it was clear that the defensive line was having their way with the offensive tackles but there was one player that stood out in the crowd and it was Jason Spriggs. For the record it wasn’t just his cool tattoos that caught everyone’s attention but how fluid he was on feet and how effectively he used his outstanding length to keep defenders away. He stonewalled a few defenders off the edge in practice. The bottom line here is that Spriggs possesses an untapped upside and could end up being the best tackle to come out of the 2016 draft class.
20) New York Jets- Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
The Jets are fully aware that this year’s quarterback draft class isn’t relatively deep and doesn’t include a Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston type. After the top three guys (Goff, Wentz, and Lynch) are off the board don’t expect to hear another quarterbacks name called at the podium until Day 3. The Jets would be crazy to pass up a player with Paxton Lynch’s potential. Lynch is very tall at 6’7” which allows him to scan the entire field without any limitations. Despite his tall frame he maneuvers well for player of his size utilizing lightning quick feet to avoid pressure when necessary. His dual-threat ability is very enticing but don’t be fooled, he prefers to extend plays with his feet rather than pulling the ball down and running. Lynch has the tools to be very good one day. But first he needs time to learn in a system that doesn’t throw him out to the wolves.
21) Washington Redskins- Sheldon Day DT/DE Notre Dame
Sheldon Day was a standout in Mobile all week long at Senior Bowl practices and carried it over with a strong performance in the game registering a sack and a hurry. He’s undersized for his position (6’0” 286 lbs) but plays bigger than his size similar to Sheldon Rankins. He fits the mold of an Aaron Donald type defender and is versatile having played both defensive end and tackle. Day utilizes outstanding quickness off the snap allowing him to get into gaps while using his quick hands to shed blockers. His lateral quickness is impressive and makes him a very intriguing prospect that can be molded to fit pretty much any defensive scheme in the NFL.
22) Houston Texans- Derrick Henry RB Alabama
It’s been a hell of a ride for Arian Foster since being signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2009. With a long history of soft tissue injuries and hitting the dreaded age 30 in August, Foster is a near lock to be released. While no one can come in and replace Foster and his level of production, the Texans will need to address the backfield situation. It’s not every day a team has an opportunity to land a possible franchise running back and former Heisman Trophy winner. Let’s not forget that Derrick Henry was a five-star recruit in college who possesses a unique skill set in terms of his size (6’3” 242 lbs) and athleticism. Henry put up a monster season in 2015 with the Crimson Tide finishing with 395 carries, 2219 yards, and 28 touchdowns in 15 games. Henry can provide toughness between the tackles that Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes lack. Henry would do more than that, he would give Texans fans hope after the post-Foster era officially begins.
23) Minnesota Vikings- Michael Thomas WR Ohio State
The Vikings are led by youngster Teddy Bridgewater and a strong running game anchored by All-Pro Adrian Peterson. Teddy has shown flashes early in his career but needs more reliable targets than Mike Wallace and Stefon Diggs before he can take that next step forward in his development. Bridgewater displayed some great chemistry with Stefon Diggs for a stretch but once opposing defenses keyed in on him his production tailed off. The Vikings desperately need playmakers on offense and Michael Thomas fits the bill with his unique combination of size (6’3” 209 lbs) and athleticism. Thomas has the frame and skill set to become Teddy’s No.1 red zone target. Thomas could quickly become the big-play possession receiver that the Vikings offense currently lack.
24) Cincinnati Bengals- Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss
I may be lower on Nkemdiche than some but suspect he could get pushed down draft boards due to the immense depth at his position and the off the field concerns. Let’s focus on the positives. Nkemdiche possesses the perfect blend of power, quick feet and athletic ability. He’s an intimidating force at 6’4″ 296 pounds with long arms and powerful legs. While he does most of his work in the trenches he does have some pass rushing ability. He’s drawn some Ndamukong Suh comparisons; let’s just hope he doesn’t have his temper. The Bengals need to strengthen their defensive line and Nkemdiche would be a perfect replacement for an aging Domata Peko at nose tackle.
25) Pittsburgh Steelers- Darian Thompson S Boise State
The Steelers offense is loaded featuring arguably the best receiver and running back combo in the NFL with Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. It’s only been a year but Steelers fans desperately miss the hard-nosed play of safety Troy Polamalu. Drafting a playermaker on defense should be high on the Steeler’s list of priorities. Darian Thompson created quite a buzz in Mobile at Senior Bowl practices impressing evaluators by consistently making plays on the ball. Thompson quickly became the leader of the North’s team defensive back unit. He continued his strong showing in the Senior Bowl, registering five tackles, a team-high two pass break ups and was named outstanding player for the North. Thompson is a ball-hawk and holds the Mountain West’s all-time interception record with 19, breaking the previous record held by Eric Weddle. Thompson has the size and ball skills to become an every down starting NFL safety.
26) Seattle Seahawks- Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia
Leonard Floyd is one of the better edge pass rushers in this year’s draft class but many scouts feel he’ll fall in draft due to questions regarding his physicality at the position. I’d compare Floyd to Hau’oli Kikaha last year in terms of being an athletic edge player who can be a very disruptive force when utilized properly. In over three seasons at Georgia (32 starts) Floyd registered 17 sacks and 28.5 tackles for a loss. Floyd possesses a unique combination of length and athleticism that makes scouts drool. He has the size (6’4” 231 pounds) and arguably owns the most explosive first step in this year’s rookie class. I think Floyd would fit perfectly on the Seahawks roster paired with inside linebacker and mentor Bobby Wagner. He could also be selected by the Seahawks to potentially replace Bruce Irvin off the edge.
27) Green Bay Packers- Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
Vernon Butler was one of the biggest defensive standout players at the Senior Bowl. It started at official Senior Bowl weigh-ins. Butler was originally listed at 6’3” 309 pounds on North team rosters that were handed out on Monday before the players arrived. At the weigh-ins on Tuesday Butler tipped the scales at 325 pounds and appeared to have spent the weeks following his bowl game working hard on conditioning while getting himself in tip-top shape. During the week at Senior Bowl practices Butler was unblockable at times, showing an exciting combination of initial quickness, balance and a refined swim move that turned a lot of scouts’ heads. While Butler may be overlooked in a year full of premier defensive linemen he’s done nothing but help his draft stock after a strong showing at the Senior Bowl. The Green Bay Packers are going to need to replace B.J. Raji sooner than later and drafting Butler makes a lot of sense at the nose tackle position.
28) Kansas City Chiefs- Jack Conklin OT Michigan State
While I could definitely see the Chiefs going in a few different directions with this pick I think it makes the most sense for them to shore up their offensive line. The Chiefs offense is built behind a strong running game that allows Jamaal Charles plenty of holes to run through. Truth be told Eric Fisher has been inconsistent at left tackle since being selected No. 1 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Drafting Jack Conklin would allow them to slide Fisher over to the right tackle position. Conklin is an experienced blindside protector who gave up a grand total of four sacks his entire career at Michigan State. Conklin is a beast at 6’6” 325 pounds but also possesses good technique and powerful hands at the tackle position. Conklin could be one of the first tackles to hear his name called Day 1 but if he’s still on the board at the end of the first round, he’d be a steal for the Chiefs.
29) Arizona Cardinals- Jarran Reed DT Alabama
In a year of extraordinary talented rookie defensive linemen the Cardinals might be looking to upgrade at the tackle position. Considering the depth at the position in this year’s rookie class you can be sure that a few players with round one grades will fall through the cracks. If Jarran Reed is that guy he’d present an excellent option to replace Corey Peters at nose tackle as the anchor in the middle of the Cards D-line. Reed is a very powerful, elite run defender with great lower body strength. He graded out as the 2nd best run defender in 2015 by Pro Football Focus. Reed comes with the experience and pedigree to step right in and start immediately for the Cardinals.
30) Carolina Panthers- Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
The Carolina Panthers don’t have a lot of team needs making them one of more challenging teams to project in the draft. Having said that the Panthers currently have a hole at right tackle and could use some more protection for Cam Newton on his blindside. Enter Taylor Decker’s name into the discussion as one of the premier offensive tackles available in the draft. Decker has massive length at 6’8” and the frame to go with it at 315 pounds. Taylor uses his gigantic wingspan to keep rushers at bay and has the ability to dominate the edge by stonewalling rushers. Taylor was a durable as they come in college at Ohio State starting every game over the last three years for the Bucks. He excels as a run blocker by imposing his physical will and utilizing his massive frame to dominate defensive lineman. I really like the idea of Decker learning from one of the best tackles in football with Michael Oher. This should only aid in the growth and development of Decker making his transition to the NFL a lot easier.
31) Denver Broncos- Darron Lee LB Ohio State
The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos are a team built around a dominate defense. While it’s still early to project what might happen in free agency I’d expect linebacker Danny Trevathan will be highly coveted by many linebacker needy teams. Assuming the Broncos are unable to re-sign Trevathan they will have a big hole to fill in the middle of their defense. While they could wait until Day 2 or Day 3 to draft a linebacker, if they do they’ll be slim pickings. This may force their hand to draft one early and Darron Lee is a player who should be on their radar. Lee is a superb athlete having played multiple positions in high school, including quarterback and safety. As a redshirt freshman Lee took over for Ryan Shazier and registered 81 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. Lee is quick to diagnose plays and has a nose for the football displaying all the traits of a rangy playmaker. Lee is solid in pass coverage with the speed and agility to run with backs, tight ends, and slot receivers. Make no mistake Lee possesses a versatile skill set with very high potential making him worthy of a late first round selection.